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The price of oil is surprisingly low -- dipping below $30 a barrel recently. That's not a bad thing for consumers who like to drive and have warm homes in the winter and for the prices of a whole lot of other things. But let's not get too comfortable with hydrocarbon-based fuels for too long. There are a few concerning things about burning fossil fuels -- even if we're not worried about carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. However, the alternatives might not be that great, either. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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    Ehud Gavron (profile), 19 Jan 2016 @ 5:24pm

    simple math

    100,000lbs per hour = 438K tons per year. That's California.

    590K tones per year. That's Four Corners, NM.

    So one is a serious emergency ermagad godda fixit like now ernerz.

    The other is something going on since 2003 that nobody can be bothered to check on.

    Good article! Please! Tell us more about things that have been happening since 2003 that nobody cares about that are just as important as the great disasters of yesterday.

    E

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Jan 2016 @ 5:26pm

    A massive methane leak in southern California has been spewing over 100,000 pounds per hour of natural gas into the atmosphere for months now.
    [Insert Political Joke Here]

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      Unanimous Cow Herd, 19 Jan 2016 @ 10:24pm

      Re:

      Rob Reiner?

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        Anonymous Coward, 20 Jan 2016 @ 7:50am

        Re: Re:

        Unable to comment on Rob Reiner because of the 37th Commandment: Thou shalt grant Meathead great liberties, for Spinal Tap he hath wrought.

        I can, however, say that 'spewing over 100,000 pounds per hour of natural gas into the atmosphere for months' is the sort of 'gimme' phrase that Kirk used to use to make comedians' heads explode.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Jan 2016 @ 5:30pm

    Not to mention the potential oil loan bubble.

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    Anomynuos Crowad, 20 Jan 2016 @ 10:10am

    While they may not have pinpointed the source, according to the linked article the Four Corners leak is attributed to "leaks in natural gas production and processing equipment in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin, which is the most active coalbed methane production area in the country".

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